What’s happened to altruistic attitude of northern rivers residents?
I’m a passionate advocate of returning trains to our tracks, not because it will help me or my business, but because it would be good for our community. It will: alleviate traffic congestion; disperse tourists out of Byron and to other towns and villages that could do with the cash boost & more jobs; and provide some much needed public transport for locals.
I love the idea of a rail trail. I only request that the train tracks are left in place and the bike path set next to the existing line. But the rail-trailers seem hell-bent on destroying the line.
Now some Sunrise people are opposing the reopening of the track, armed with fear and misinformation. OMG! It’s all peace, love and mung beans unless a train goes past your house.
The train line was built in 1894, and has been there a lot longer than most houses in the area – that’s akin to people moving apartment blocks to Milsons Point in Sydney and then complaining about the noise at Luna Park.
A train will provide Sunrise residents with a non-congested transport link to Byron and provide transport for visitors wanting to access the Arts and Industry Estate.
Let’s all get on board returning the trains to the tracks – for the good of the community.
Wendy Bithell, Brunswick Heads